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Departmental Secondment

Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many employees of her Department have been posted to work in offices of hon. Members of each political party in each of the last five years. (284883)

Civil servants may shadow MPs as part of a programme run by the industry and Parliament Trust. Details on numbers of civil servants from this Department that have had such an attachment is not held centrally.

Civil servants are required to act in accordance with the requirements of the Civil Service Code.